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CEC Community Education Councils

The community education councils are non-profit organizations that bring higher education opportunities to rural or educationally underserved communities in Pennsylvania.  They serve their communities by assessing the education and training needs of their community and partnering with providers to offer educational programs.  Programming includes programs, courses or classes leading to professional, vocational or occupational certification or licensure, an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, GED preparation, skill development or skill enhancement for the community workforce and customized job training for community employers.  Further, the community education councils serve as a vehicle for employment opportunities, which meet the community's current and future economic development needs.

New Community Education Council Status Application (PDF)

Guidelines (PDF)

Requirements and Objectives of CEC's

E-Grants

Currently, there are nine Community Education Councils (CEC's)

  • Armstrong Educational Trust

 West Hills Commons, 81 Glade Drive
 Kittanning, PA 16201
 Voice:  724-545-6127
 Web: 
http://www.armstrongedutrust.org

  •  Community Education Council of Elk & Cameron Counties

 4 Erie Avenue, Suite 200
 St. Marys, PA 15857
 Voice:  814-781-3437
 Web: 
http://www.ed-council.org

  • Corry Higher Education Council

           221 North Center Street
           Corry, PA 16407
           Voice:  814-664-9405
           Web:  
http://www.corryhied.org

  • Keystone Community Education Council

           Oil Region CareerLink
           255 Elm Street, Suite 1
           Oil City, PA 16301
           Voice:   814-677-4427
           Web:  
http://www.KeystoneCEC.org

  • Lawrence County Learning Center

             131 Columbus Inner Belt
          New Castle, PA 16101
          Voice: 724-656-3564
          Web: 
http://www.lclceducation.com

  • Potter County Education Council

             P.O. Box 5 
          Coudersport, PA 16915
          Voice:   814-274-4877
          Web:  
http://www.pottercountyedcouncil.org

  • Schuylkill Community Education Council

              1500 Rockwood Center, Route 61 South
           Pottsville, PA 17901
           Voice:   570-385-5556
           Web:   
http://www.schuylkilleducation.org

  • Waren/Forest Higher Education Council

           589 Hospital Drive, STE F 
           North Warren, PA 16365
           Voice:   814-723-3222
           Web:  
http://www.hi-ed.org

  • Workforce Wayne 

           32 Commercial Street, Suite 1 
           Honesdale, PA  18431 
           Voice:   570-253-5334 
           Web:  
http://www.workforcewayne.org


For additional information, please contact:

Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education |
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 12th Fl | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.787.4313 | Fax: 717.783.0583
ra-highereducation@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us